CLOSURE UPDATE: Per mandate from Governor Polis, and because it is the right thing to do, our facilities are closed. Check here for COVID-19 updates. We are running licensed summer camps beginning June 1.

Y RIDERS

Y Riders Cycling Camps have taught kids and teens to ride successfully and safely for more than 25 years. The unique progression of Y Riders camps allows riders to come back year after year and gain new skills and experiences. Starting in first grade, children can learn how to ride a two-wheeler in Learn to Bike Camp and develop their skills in Y Riders Basic Skills. Junior Y Riders Camp teaches skills in path riding. Small groups with low ratios provide the perfect environment for campers to learn safe biking and build their skills. Our staff has extensive experience in biking and working with groups of campers. Register early! Classes and camps are very small due to individual attention given to cyclists.

Learn to Bike Held at the Arapahoe Y

Basic Skills and Junior Riders Held at the Mapleton Y

Entering 1st-5th Grade

  • Member: $310
  • Non-member: $365

(Session 6: $248/$292)

Weekly Camps, June 8-Aug 14

  • Drop-off: 8:45am-9:00am
  • Y Riders Cycling Camp: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Pick up: 4:00pm-4:15pm

The precautions we are taking to protect your family during COVID-19: 

  • Only curbside (outdoor) pick-up and drop-off will be permitted to limit the number of people entering the buildings. All parents must wear masks during drop-off and pick-up. It is very important that you allow additional time for drop-off every morning to allow for wellness checks. 
  • We will do wellness checks for all children at sign-in. A parent must sign off on symptoms within the last 48 hours. All campers will have their temperature recorded upon entry into the building. If a child has a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees or shows any signs or symptoms, per the local Department of Public Health, they will not be able to remain at camp and may be asked to quarantine before returning to camp.
  • Staff members are required to wear masks, per CDC guidelines, and children under 12 are recommended — but not required — to wear masks while at camp. Children 12 and up are required to wear masks.
  • Our staff members are doing frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces and objects that are used during camp.
  • We will be on heightened alert for symptoms and enacting a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program.
  • Campers will be kept in smaller groups spread out in more program areas to reduce proximity with others.
  • Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day.
  • Please send your child with a refillable water bottle daily as the drinking fountains will not be permitted. 
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Learn to Bike Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp is designed for campers still on training wheels or struggling to ride independently on a two-wheeler. This Y program has a 100 percent success rate in teaching campers to ride without training wheels. Campers get support with a low child-to-staff ratio in a small camp environment. A bike inspection form is required. We do not have storage space for bikes, so campers will need to bring their bikes home every day.

Equipment Required: A helmet and bike small enough that your child can firmly touch the ground while seated, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

Location: Arapahoe Y

  • Session 4: June 15-19
  • Session 5: June 22-26
  • Session 10: July 27-31

REGISTER

Y Riders Basic Skills Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp progresses into teaching basic bike handling and safety skills. Riders will progress to beginning mountain bike skills, becoming confident riders who are capable of both on-road and light off-road riding. This is a great camp for those who have just graduated from our learn to bike program. A bike inspection form is required. We do not have storage space for bikes, so campers will need to bring their bikes home every day.

Equipment Required: Properly sized bike and a helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

Location: Mapleton Y

  • Session 3: June 8-12
  • Session 6: June 29-July 2 (no camp July 3)
  • Session 8: July 13-17
  • Session 12: Aug 10-14

REGISTER

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Junior Y Riders Camp (Entering 3rd-5th Grade)

Our one-week cycling camp is designed to build camper confidence in path/street riding and mountain biking. Kids will be introduced to standard mountain biking skills and learn how to properly and safely navigate the Boulder Creek Path. Campers need to have the skill to ride in a straight line and navigate twists and turns of bike paths to enroll. A bike inspection form is required. We do not have storage space for bikes, so campers will need to bring their bikes home every day.

Equipment Required: Properly sized bike (gears highly suggested) and helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

Location: Mapleton Y

  • Session 7: July 6-10
  • Session 9: July 20-24
  • Session 11: Aug 3-7

REGISTER

Registration System

Register for summer camps online. If you create a new account in our online registration system using a different email address than what is on file with the Y, you will create a duplicate account and if you’re a member, you will not receive member rates.

Financial Assistance

Y financial assistance participants may register online after their financial assistance has been approved.

Financial Assistance

ePACT

The YMCA of Northern Colorado uses ePACT, a secure emergency network that we use to collect medical and emergency contact information for camps, preschool and before and after school care. Once you’re set up in ePACT, you will only need to verify your child’s information once a year. 

Learn more about ePACT

Changes & Cancelations

All changes and cancels require two weeks advance notice. There are no refunds for missed days.

Change / Cancel Form

Policies

Read the parent handbook prior to attending camp to familiarize yourself with our policies.

Parent Handbook

Arapahoe YMCA

2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette

Mapleton YMCA

2850 Mapleton Ave, Boulder

Questions about this camp? Contact our camp staff.

303-664-5455 ext. 4293
Email Camp Staff

Questions about registration? Contact the Business Office.

303-664-5455 ext. 1295
Email the Business Office